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Slightly curved horizontal line on Sammy HLR 5087W?

05-24-2005, 08:07 AM
After having the tech people come over and check my new HLR-5087W regarding the curved lines on the black bars, I have learned to live with them. They are slightly curved and only show up on a few channels. They said it is due to the lense and that ALL DLPs have this?

However, I was watching something in widescreen that did not fill up the entire screen and it had black bars on the top and bottom. The horizontal line on the top had a very slight curve to it? The horizontal line on the bottom was razor sharp?

Has anyone else noticed this on their DLPS? Is this also the result of the lense?

I don't mind this minor imperfection because 97% of what I am watching on this TV looks amazing. But I want to know if I have a bad TV?

Thanks. CM

05-27-2005, 12:31 AM
I've not noticed or heard any complaints about this from customers (i work for a retailer) or from our tech guys (whom i bug whenever i see to see what problems they are often dealing with).

as to the not filling up the entire screen...my assumption would be one of a few things: if you ahve a set-top box it could be a conflict between the box and TV...either the box thinks the TV is 4:3, or the TV thinks the signal is 4:3 (i've seen that problem a lot on DvD players...either the DVD player needs to be switched to 16:9, or the TV needs to be...normally it is the DVD player). or it could be that the station is broadcasting in a format other then 16:9....if it is a movie channel perhaps it is broadcasting in theatre format which is wider. *shrug* those are my inital two guesses.

05-27-2005, 07:54 AM
His letterboxing is caused by viewing content that is of a wider aspect than his TV, cinemascope is 22:9.